LIMA, Ohio A small earthquake shook part of northwest Ohio for a few seconds but didn t cause any damage, the Ohio Seismic Network reported today.
The quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 2.8, struck at 9:51 p.m. Thursday and was centered about eight miles west of this city, said Mike Hansen, the network s coordinator.
No injuries were reported, the Allen County sheriff s office said.
Hansen said the quake occurred in the Anna Seismic Zone, an area of northwest and western Ohio named for the town of Anna in Shelby County.
That s traditionally part of our most active seismic zone in Ohio, but it s been quiet for the last decade or so, he said.
Seven earthquakes have been recorded in northeast Ohio this year, with the strongest producing a magnitude of 3.0, Hansen said.
Lima is about 70 miles southwest of Toledo.
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